Newport Ship inspires deeper interest in history

I met you last Saturday of the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair and you asked me to tell you about my personal experiences from when I did voluntary work for my work experience! Below I have copied and pasted a section of my CV telling what I gained from volunteering at the Medieval Ship Centre.

Once I had arrived at the Ship Centre, My dad and I were both invited in to the store, where we were able to see the different pieces of the ship that had either been preserved, or were waiting to be preserved, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity! Throughout the day I was able to meet the different volunteers who were just as passionate as me about Newport’s History as it often gets forgotten in today’s society. Not enough information is out there for those who are interested; the Ship is a good idea to see how people lived in the medieval times, and how Newport was a Key Port!

From my CV: During my day at the medieval ship I was able to use a piece of equipment called the ‘faro arm’ with which I was able to measure the markings on a piece of wood taken from the actual Medieval ship. This was incredibly interesting as it allowed me to get hands-on experience of some of the tasks that the volunteers were sometimes able to experience. This was the highlight of my day as I was able to see the different indentations that had been left behind from nails and other objects.

I would like to thank those at the Newport Medieval Ship Centre as this widened my knowledge, and gave me a small insight into the different aspects of Newport’s history, it also helped me to gain more experience for when I eventually finish University, and when it comes to finding a future Graduate Job.

Many Thanks, Emma Jones. Reading History at Aberystwyth University.

If you want to know more about the Newport Medieval Ship project and be inspired, just like Emma, then get in touch and let’s have a chat.

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